what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
One of these days, I’ll actually do a post that isn’t a Stacking the Shelves post! Obviously though, today is not that day. What have I been up to this week? It feels like all I did was work, work, work! It was a shockingly busy week at work so I haven’t had a lot of time for much else. I was working yesterday too so this post is a day late but better late than never, right? 😉
I did get out on Thursday – went to see The Curse of La Llorona. It was alright, though not as good as the Annabelle films or The Conjuring (I do love The Conjuring!) Got us out for a while though so that’s the main thing. I’ve also just started watching The Society on Netlix. Only watched the first two episodes but I think I’m hooked already! I just know everything is going to go to hell and I’m living for it!
on the blog:
weekly bookish purchases
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett | The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman | Romanov by Nadine Brandes
I am loving the colour scheme for the Illumicrate exclusive cover of Aurora Rising – it’s absolutely stunning! Some great reads to choose from this week – Romanov, Serious Moonlight, The Devouring Gray and Aurora Rising… I’m spoiled for choice! 😀
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | A Gathering of Gargoyles by Meredith Ann Pierce | The Awakening by L.J. Smith | The Fury by L.J. Smith
I finally tracked down a copy of the original cover for Shadow and Bone (because ya know I needed yet another copy of this book!) – it’s used but in great condition. I was also chuffed to track down these editions of books one and three in the Vampire Diaries series (I picked up the second book a few weeks back). A solid little vintage haul. 😉
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan | The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary | Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I have been meaning to pick up Wicked Saints since it came out – I can’t wait to start it! I’ve also been hearing great things about The Flat Share – and I’m on a contemporary kick at the moment so it’s perfect timing for this one! I was also super-happy to get Daisy Jones & The Six for £0.99 on Kindle – what a steal!
Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy | The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Brooklyn by Avery Gale
I actually just finished reading Top Secret last night – I liked it quite a bit! I actually bought The Bride Test when it came out a few weeks ago but forgot to include it in that week’s STS post – oops!
Let There Be Light by A.M. Johnson | Squeeze Play by Aven Ellis | Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee
How pretty is the cover for Squeeze Play? This was a total cover purchase but it sounds like a great read so I have high hopes! I’m also really looking forward to reading Let There Be Light and Love in the Friends Zone!
The Witch’s Tower by Tamara Grantham | Playing with Fire by Sherry Ficklin | Boy in the Mirror by Robert L. Duperre
A couple of freebies but they all look pretty darn great! I’m really looking forward to reading all of them (Boy in the Mirror sounds so intriguing!)
received for review
100 Days of Sun Light by Abbie Emmons | Jacob’s Ladder by Charlie Pike | Spank: Odyssey by Klara Raskaj
I well and truly went back on my promise to myself to not request any more ARCs until I managed to catch up a bit. Ah well, with all these amazing-sounding titles can you blame me? 😉
I am enjoying contemporary romance at the moment so these three books sound perfect for me right now. They all sound really good.
My Summer of Love by S.A. Collins | Five Midnights by Ann Davila Cardinal | The Scarecrow & George C by Mia Kerick
Another couple of awesome-looking books. I love Mia Kerick so I am especially excited for The Scarecrow & George C. Again, totally spoiled for choice.
Three Remain by R.A. Andrade | Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman | Queen of the Warrior Bees by Jean Gill
Rounding out my ARC haul are these three beauts – I’m not sure which one I’m looking forward to most because they all sound fab! 😀